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County to hold event to recycle electronics

The Beaufort County Public Works Department of Solid Waste and Recycling will hold its next electronics recycling event on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Beaufort County Public Works Site, 9 Benton Field Road, Bluffton, and Beaufort County Public Works, 120 Shanklin Road, Beaufort.

Any personal computers, laptops, CRT monitors, LCD monitors, CRT televisions, non-CRT televisions, printers, hard drives and miscellaneous electronics such as microwaves, lamps, cell phones, radios, fax machines, typewriters, etc. will be accepted.

Fore questions concerning the electronics recycling events, call the Solid Waste and Recycling Division for more information at 843-255-2736 or visit www.bcgov.net/recycle.

Armed robbery remains under investigation

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday, Nov. 11 outside a home on Martin Lane in Seabrook.

Deputies responded to 80 Martin Lane, Lot # 9, just after 11:30 p.m. in reference to a reported armed robbery that had occurred approximately 20 minutes earlier. Upon arrival, they met with a 28-year-old female and her 31-year-old boyfriend who advised they had been robbed by two unknown black males.

The victims stated that they had just pulled into their driveway when they were approached by two men. The suspects ordered the victims out of the vehicle and stole cash, a cell phone, and a backpack containing miscellaneous personal items. One of the suspects then struck the male victim in the head with a pistol before both suspects fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspects were described only as black males dressed in all-black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact either Investigator Cpl J. Snider at 843-255-3421 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

Be vigilant of domestic violence during holidays

The holiday season is upon us which will bring many families together to celebrate. But while joyous for some, this time of year can also prove to be uniquely challenging to families suffering from domestic violence issues.

The heightened emotional and economic tensions that many experience this time of year can be a catalyst to an already unstable domestic relationship. And with the pressure to “keep the peace” during the holidays, victims may be even less likely to report incidents of abuse, further perpetuating the cycle of violence.

As we approach a new year, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office hopes to encourage our community to join us in the goal of reducing domestic violence not only during the holidays, but also in the year to come.

To improve the likelihood of actually reducing both initial and repeat offenses of domestic violence, a more comprehensive approach is necessary; one that includes the support and collaboration of ALL responsible government agencies and community nonprofit organizations.

Unifying all available resources and exploring new approaches to domestic violence is a mission worthy to the health of our community, our state, and our country.